Friday, July 13, 2012

Backstage Vintage Summer Sale

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

The world is your stage, and all the men and women merely extras. If you tap to the beat of your own show tune, it’s time to dress the part. Backstage Unique Vintage Apparel, Costumes, & Antiques is holding their Sizzling Summer Sale this month. For the entire month of July, save up to 25 percent off selected merchandise.

Located on Central Avenue, this vintage haven houses flapper dresses, costume jewelry, and fabulous furs so you’re ready for your close up. For the dapper gentleman playing your main man, Backstage offers an array of bowties, military jackets, top hats and more.


“The whole theme of Backstage is a tribute to the performing arts through vintage clothing, costumes, antiques and collectibles,” owner Judith Beverly Craycraft told CL when the store opened in January.

Whether Broadway or the big screen, or just to play dress up, Backstage Vintage Apparel is your one-stop shop back in time. Be sure to stop Backstage so you can save on your costume change before the month is up.

Backstage is located at 2005 Central Avenue, next to Tommy’s Pub.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Random mother's day sales

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2012 at 3:09 PM

If you haven't heard - for shame! - Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you still have yet to find the perfect gift, I've got a few fabulous suggestions on where you can go to help get you started.

Selected styles from 72 Shoe Boutique are on sale
  • 72 Shoe Boutique Facebook
  • Selected styles from 72 Shoe Boutique are on sale

Today and tomorrow, you can stop into Fresh Boutique and get 20 percent off all accessories. This includes wardrobe staples like Coobie bras, Snug camisoles and other must-have items like the Ella B. soy candles, belts, bags and jewelry.

Petal boutique is offering 20 percent off all jewelry in the store, excluding Moon & Lola. Everyone who makes a purchase this weekend will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card. While you're shopping for mom, you might get lucky and win a little something for yourself as well. Come in and enjoy cookies from Suarez Bakery, too.

72 Shoe Boutique in Blakeney is a great place to score a new pair of shoes for mom because for this weekend only, you can get 30 percent off selected spring styles. A lady can never have too many pairs of shoes, and you'll be sure to find something your mom would love at this classy boutique. You might even score a free gift with purchase ... get there while supplies last.

Most moms love receiving jewelry, too, so don't forget about the accessory sale at Our Place Boutique. They are offering 40 percent off their accessories through Saturday. Choose from beautiful necklaces and bracelets that are sure to make that special lady in your life smile. Not to mention, browse through all of the other stylish clothing items they have to find a complete look for mom.

And, if you're looking for classic jewelry pieces, check out Saks Off Fifth in Concord Mills. With an additional 40 percent off fine jewelry through May 15, you can't possibly go wrong. Exquisite necklaces, bracelets and watches that will be favorites for a lifetime and might just get you that coveted title as "Mom's Favorite." Now I'm not saying your mom chooses favorites, but hey, it's worth a try right?

This year, a card just won't do. Get out there and shop people. Time is running out!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Petal turns 4

Posted By on Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Four is a fun age, in my opinion. Of course, I can't actually remember being that age, but my boyfriend's kid is 4 right now, and he's awesome to be around.

Petal Boutique's pretty awesome, too. The women's clothing boutique celebrates four years being in business today with a sale, goodies and more.


Take 20 percent off your entire purchase. The first 10 customers get a Petal Goodie Bag. Spend $50 and be entered to win a gift card from Handpicked Dilworth, Laura James Jewelry, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt and Petal.

Lemonade and cookies from Suarez Bakery will also be available.

Petal opens today at 10 a.m. and is located at 1315 East Blvd.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Holla at my peeps at The Pink Hanger

Posted By on Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Red Engine Jeans
  • Red Engine Jeans

It's almost Easter and as we all know, aside from the Easter bunny and kids hunting for dyed eggs, the other two constants we always see are sales and Peeps! I love them both, you love them both and apparently so does the rest of the world. Shoppers spend tons of money shopping for new Easter duds every year and here's a fun fact: Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps each Easter season.

So, wanna know how you can satisfy your sweet tooth AND get fashionable discounts from some other really stylish "peeps"? Stop by The Pink Hanger today and Saturday for your chance to get 10 percent to 50 percent off your purchase of new items. Try your luck by reaching into TPH basket and pull out a peep to see just how good the Easter Bunny will be to you this year.

With such a trendy yet classic selection of tops, bottoms, dresses, denim and accessories, you simply can't go wrong! In fact, I've already spotted a really cute Rachel Pally dress and a pair of Red Engine jeans that would look fabulous on me. Visit The Pink Hanger and grab something for yourself or give another lucky chic a little holiday surprise!

The Pink Hanger is located at 2935 Providence Road.

T. Strong is a TV personality, personal stylist and fashion journalist who contributes commentary on Creative Loafing's Klepto blog in addition to writing for several other national media organizations. To learn more visit or follow therealtstrong on Twitter.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

March Madness at Post & Gray

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Post & Gray continues to celebrate its 3rd year anniversary with a March Madness sale.


Plus, take:

20 percent off custom draperies and hardware
20 percent off custom upholstery
20 percent off Clay Andrews LLC
20 percent off Happy Chair

Side note: Happy Chair, a Charlotte-based company, fancies cool furniture like the below pictured from its recent sale. According to Happy Chair's Facebook, Whoopi Goldberg purchased this piece. Hey, if Whoopi digs it, you'll definitely dig it, too!


March Madness sale ends March 31. Post & Gray is located at 2139 S. Tryon St.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Coats on sale at Hong Kong Vintage

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I know, I know — when did Old Man Winter think it was appropriate to show up this late in the season? Sheesh. Spring clothes are starting to show up in the shops, and the low this morning was 19 degrees. What the heck?

At least Hong Kong Vintage's winter coat sale is on time. Starting today, take 25 percent off.

I dont know of either of these vintage pieces are at HK, but hey, a girl can dream!
  • I don't know of either of these vintage pieces are at HK, but hey, a girl can dream!

1514 Central Ave.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Super Bowl shopping?

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM


There are some women who can roll with the best of them on Super Bowl Sunday and be the supportive, attentive, football loving wife or girlfriend. But if you're not that type and you don't want to pretend to be her this year, it's OK! No really, it is. Why not do something you would much rather enjoy, like ... oh, I don't know ... shop? If you want to spend your day amongst fabulous clothing, shoes and jewelry and enjoy the Q.C.'s biggest Super Bowl Sales, here's where you need to be.

Monarch will be open from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and is having a massive sale on all of their cold weather merchandise. This women's upscale consignment store is offering 75 percent off of all Fall and Winter items.

Just a few feet away, Cottage Chic puts a new spin on playing your cards right. The discounts here are all based on luck because you'll have to choose a card from the "Super bowl" for a chance to get up to 40 percent off of your purchase of any "in stock" items. I love this idea because it adds an element of surprise and hey, at the very least you could end up with a 10 percent off card. A savings is a savings, is what I like to say. Cottage Chic will be open from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Across the street at Petal, also from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., the party heats up because the first 20 customers will receive a free Petal gift bag. While you peruse their selection, you can grab a quick bite and a drink knowing it will all pay off in the end. You'll get 20 percent off your entire purchase and 30 percent off all sale merchandise.

If you're looking for a big sale with a discount on absolutely EVERYTHING, Sloan is the place to be. From 1 p.m.-5 p.m., all merchandise is 25 percent off! Yes, this includes sale items as well as jewelry. As a matter of fact, you will get an additional 25 percent off of the already reduced prices of the fall/winter collection.

And not too far away, in Phillips Place ... Via Veneto is offering light fare, wine and cheese, for the determined shopper. Stop by this boutique for 20 percent off regular priced items and 50 percent off sale. Open from 12 p.m.-4 p.m., this location is yet another stop in your four hour window of what I like to call "extreme shopping."

Keep in mind that all of these shopping events are for one day only and just for a few hours, so use your time wisely and like any other challenge, bring your A game and play to win!

To read up on more Super Bowl Sunday sales, check out this post on ScoopCharlotte.

T. Strong is a TV personality, personal stylist and fashion journalist who contributes commentary on Creative Loafing’s Klepto blog in addition to writing for several other national media organizations. To learn more visit or follow “therealtstrong” on Twitter.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GreenMarketGirl sale on = Me geeked out

Posted By on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Yes! I finally found a way to use the phrase "geeked out" in the headline of one of my blog posts!

Maybe I'm late to the game on that catchphrase, and maybe I'm also late to the game on discovering — but dammit, don't ruin this for me!

GreenMarketGirl, the creators of the cool eco cuff (an earth-friendly wood bracelet, if you're unaware), will have a three-day sale on, starting tomorrow. features daily designs for inspiration and sales up to 70 percent off. Here's the preview site for the GreenMarketGirl cuff sale.


According to GreenMarketGirl's Facebook, they've recently designed seven new styles (six for women and one for men).

Sign up on to be able to access the sale. It's going to be awesome.


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Monday, January 30, 2012

Living Social deal for Sobo Loft

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM

How could I have possibly forgotten to tell you about this Living Social deal? Shame on me.


Head to Sobo Loft and spend $20 to get $40 worth of cool merch, from jewelry (handmade and awesome — I have a couple of pairs from the Halo Handmade line myself) to baby gifts to scarves (also have two of these) to accessories and so much more.

Buy now, because the deal is only on for one more day.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tonight: Miss Me denim party at Belle Ville

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Are you looking for something to get into after work today? How about a new pair of jeans? Belle Ville's Promenade on Providence is hooting a $69 Miss Me Denim party tonight. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. Bring a friend and you can compare "bums" as you try on a selection of $69 denim! You can also enjoy a glass of champagne and half off almost everything in the store and another 20 percent off the spring preview rack.


You can even call ahead to reserve a pair at 704-847-5352 ... I got that tip from a little bird so I just thought I'd pass it off to you since the selection is limited. Don't miss out!

Belle Ville is located at 5341 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Suite 350.

T. Strong is a TV personality, personal stylist and fashion journalist who contributes commentary on Creative Loafing’s Klepto blog in addition to writing for several other national media organizations. To learn more visit or follow “therealtstrong” on Twitter.

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